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A Million Reasons to Celebrate

Students in an investment class tasked with managing a university portfolio now valued at more than $1 million are marking the program's 20th anniversary this year. Continue Reading

New 'Sustainability at UNC' Website Launches

UNC's Sustainability Council has launched the new Sustainability at UNC website, accessible via the "Quicklinks" section of the UNC home page and under "Sustainability" in the A-Z index. The site includes information about the many sustainability projects underway on campus as well as those in the community, with links to more information.

This centralized website will serve as a clearinghouse of all ongoing sustainability and related activities and projects at UNC, to increase participation in sustainability efforts and to educate the broader community as UNC moves forward with a transformational vision for the future.

Help Make Commencement a Memorable Event

Help make UNC's fall commencement ceremonies memorable events for our students and their families and friends by volunteering to serve as an usher on Dec. 14 or 15. A brief training session will be conducted before each ceremony and snacks or a light meal and refreshments will be provided.

Responsibilities include greeting and directing graduates and guests, answering their basic questions and distributing programs as guests enter the building. A brief training session for volunteers will be conducted before each ceremony.

Dates, ceremonies, location and times are:

  • Friday, Dec. 14: Graduate School ceremony, 5-9 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall
  • Saturday, Dec. 15: Undergraduate ceremonies, 7-11:30 a.m. and 10:30-2:30 p.m., Butler-Hancock Hall

Volunteer using the convenient online signup form. For more information, contact Eva Rodriguez at 351-2424 or via email.

Reminder: Assessment Fair Proposals Due Jan. 18

Presentation proposals for the 2013 Assessment Fair, "Assessing for Improvement," are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, using the electronic submission form. Faculty and staff are invited to share research and best practices on ways they have used assessment to improve teaching, learning, services and program quality.

Presentation formats can include poster presentation, panel discussion, workshop or individual presentation. Panels and workshops will have 50 minutes, and individual presenters will have 20 minutes. Morning and afternoon poster sessions will be available for those interested in presenting a poster.

The fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the University Center. It's sponsored by the University Assessment Council and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

For more information, contact Kim Black, 970-351-1102.

Holiday Helping Hand Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline to nominate faculty and staff for the UNC employee governance councils' "Holiday Helping Hand" has been extended to Friday, Dec. 5. In addition to nominations, donations also are needed. Please visit the CSC website for more information and the nomination form.

Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Set for Dec. 4

The eighth annual Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the University Center ballrooms. Visit with local charities and members of the UNC community while you eat a variety of homemade chili and freshly-baked cinnamon rolls for $3.

If you make an awesome chili, enter before 4 p.m. Friday, Nov.30, by emailing Lori Brachtenbach.

Trophies will be awarded for the most unique, best green and best red chili.

Dining Services Featured Item: Holiday Dinner

Each year Dining Services celebrates the holiday season by offering a special menu to the campus community. Faculty and staff are invited to join students at the "Home for the Holidays" special dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Holmes Dining Hall or Tobey-Kendel Dining Room. The menu will feature some American regional cuisine, showing off a little bit of what the U.S. has to offer.

No matter where you are from, you probably have a special dish or a special meal that reminds you of home. Dining Services hopes that you find something in the menu that brings you back or maybe even creates a new feeling of holiday spirit, as you are home for the holidays here at UNC.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

See this week's menus.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/dining/chef/featured_fall2012holidaydinner.html

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